Passamante is a Salice Salentino produced from 100% negroamaro grapes as the DOC specification allows. The name of the Passamante derives from that of the homonimoche forest, which runs along the vineyards of Negroamaro to alberello di Masseria Li Veli. Its name has Latin origins and recalls that in ancient times the lovers found shelter from prying eyes. The Mediterranean scrub that constitutes it, formed by pines, brooms, holm oaks, carob trees, myrtle and juniper gives olfactory notes and aromatic characteristics that are pleasantly integrated with the organoleptic characteristics of the wine. The harvest takes place in the third week of September with manual harvesting of the grapes which is followed by maceration of more than a week and fermentation at a controlled temperature after pigiodiraspatura. Afterwards the wine ages for 9 months in French oak barrels.
Passamante has an intense and lively ruby red color; intense bouquet with strong fruity, persistent sweet notes, with hints of fresh and confetti fruit; balanced taste, soft, velvety, fresh and fragrant, thanks to a pleasant acidity that gives it strength and gustative persistence.